BN Bytes: Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Amaka Igwe, Aliko Dangote & Jim Ovia receive National Honours – Photos from the Ceremony

On the 14th of November 2011, Nigerians including business leaders, politicians, academics and actors were conferred with National Honours by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

Popular Nigerian actors Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Osita Iheme, Olu Jacobs, Kanayo O Kanayo, Osita Iheme and Amaka Igwe. The aforementioned were awarded the Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) honour.

Nigerian author Professor Chinua Achebe was offered the Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) national honour but declined. Professor Grace Alele-Williams was also listed for the OFR national award but declined based on the fact that she had already received the same honour 10 years ago! This says a lot about our Nigerian government’s record keeping.

Nigerian business magnates, Jim Ovia received the Commander of the Order of Niger (CON) national honour and Aliko Dangote received the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), the second highest national honour award.

Photos below

Osita Iheme

Diezani Alison-Madueke

Jim Ovia

Aliko Dangote

Stephanie Okereke

Stephanie with her fiance, Linus Idahosa

NAMESSTATUSSectorCLASS OF MEDAL
Alhaji Aliko DangoteChairman Dangote GroupPrivateGCON
Rt. Hon. Aminu TambuwalSpeaker House Of RepresentativePublicCFR
Mr. Ita Ekpentoung E. ItaDg SssPublicCFR
Mohammed Bello Adoke, SanAttorney General Of The FederalPublicCFR
Air Chief Oluseyi PetinrinChief Of Defence StaffPublicCFR
Air Marshal Muhammed Dikko UmarChief Of Air Staff (Cas)PublicCFR
Vice Admiral Sa’ad IbrahimChief Of Naval Staff (Cns)PublicCFR
Lt-Gen. Azubuke IhejrikaChief Of Army StaffPublicCFR
Hafiz RigimInspector General Of PolicePublicCFR
Abdullahi, D.IComptroller General Of PolicePublicCFR
Alhaji Isa Bello SaliHead Of Civil Service Of The FederationPublicCFR
Amb. Ezekiel O. OladejiDG NIAPublicCFR
Hon. Justice Aloma Mariam MukhtarJustice Of The Supreme CourtPublic
Justice Dalhatu AdamuAG. President, Court Of AppealPublicCFR
Mrs Victoria GowonFormer First Lady Of NigeriaPublicCFR
Hon. Justice Umaru Atu KalgoFormer Justice Of Supreme Court, Chm Law Reform CommPublicCFR
Lt. Gen S. IbrahimFormer Chief Of Army StaffPublicCFR
Rear Admiral A.A MaduekeFormer Chief Of Naval StaffPublicCFR
Vice Admiral P.S. KoshoniFormer Chief Of Naval StaffPublicCFR
Air Mashal A.M DaggashFormer Chief Of Defense StaffPublicCFR
Air Marshal N.E EduokFormer Chief Of Air StaffPublicCFR
Air Vice Marshal J. Yisa DokoFormer Chief Of Air StaffPublicCFR
Alh. Muhammed Gambo-JimetaFormer Inspector General Of PolicePublicCFR
General D.Y. BaliFormer Chief Of Defence Staff & Traditional RulerPublicCFR
Air Vice Marshal Lm. AlfaFormer Chief Of Air StaffPublicCFR
Air Vice Marshal C.A DadaFormer Chief Of Air StaffPublicCFR
Maj. Gen. M. C AlliFormer Chief Of Army StaffPublicCFR
Rear Admiral S. SaiduFormer Chief Of Naval StaffPublicCFR
Lt. Gen Jeremiah Timbut UseniFormer Min. & Rtd Lt. GeneralPublicCFR
Prof. Oladipo A. AfolabiFormer Head Of The Civil Service Of The FederationPublicCFR
Maj. Gen Emmanuel AbisoyeFormer General Officer CommandPublicCFR
Amb. (Dr.) Dalhatu Sarki TafidaPhysician, Diplomat, Former SenatorPublic
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Prof. Chinua AchebeScholar, Eminent WriterPrivateCFR
Dr. Shehu Usman AbubakarThe Emir Of GombePrivateCFR
Hrh. Alh. (Dr.) Isa Mustapha A AgwaliThe Emir Of LafiaPrivate
Hrh Oba (Dr) David Victor Folagbade Olateru OlagbegiThe Olowo Of OwoPrivateCFR
Hrh. Dr. Muhammed B. Aliyu MustaphaLamido Of AdamawaTraditional
Prof. T.T PrincewillAmanayabo Of KalabariTraditionalCFR
Hrh Alhaji (Dr) Rilwanu Suleiman AdamuEmir Of BauchiTraditionalCFR
Dr. Oba OtudekoBusiness ManPrivateCON
Prof. Akin MagbogunjeConsultant, BusinessmanPrivateCON
H/E Dr Peter ObiGovernor Of Anambra StatePublicCON
H/E Senator Liyel ImokeGovernor Of Cross River StatePublicCON
H/E Com. Adams OshomoleGovernor Of Edo StatePublicCON
H/E Patrick Ibrahim YakowaGovernor Of Kaduna StatePublicCON
H/E Ibrahim Shehu ShemaGovernor Of Katsina StaffPublicCON
H/E Dr Mu’azu Babangida AliyuGovernor Of Niger StatePublicCON
H/E Chibuike Rotimi AmaechiGovernor Of Rivers StatePublicCON
H/E Chief Godswill AkpabioGovernor Of Akwa Ibom StatePublicCON
H/E Alhaji Sule LamidoGovernor, Jigawa StatePublicCON
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H/E Dr Chukwuemeka EzeifeFmr Governor Anambra StaffPublicCON
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H/E Alh. Lamidi O. AdeshinaFormer Governor Of Oyo StatePublicCON
H/E Senator Bukar Abba IbrahimFormer Governor Of Yobe State, SenatorPublicCON
H/E Chief Rufus Ada GeorgeFormer Governor Of Rivers StatePublicCON
Chief Clement David EbriFormer Governor Of Rivers StatePublicCON
Senator Ben Ndi ObiSenatorPublicCON
Senator Bello Hayyatu GwarzoSenate Chief WhipPublicCON
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Senator Smart AdeyemiSenatorPublicCON
Senator Uche ChukwumerijeSenatorPublicCON
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Mr Olusegun AgangaAccomplished Economist, MinisterPublicCON
Barr. Chukwuemeka WoguHon. MinisterPublicCON
Godsday PorubebeHon. MinisterPublicCON
Mrs Dieziani Allison MaduekeHon. MinisterPublicCON
Dr. Usman ShamsudeenHon. Minister And Deputy Chairman National Planning CommissionPublicCON
Hon. Emeka ShediomaPolitician, Deputy Speaker House Of RepresentativesPublicCON
Mr Kanu Agabi, SanFormer Attorney General Of The FederationPublicCON
Sen. Nuhu AliyuDig (Rtd)PublicCON
Maj. Gen. M. G. NaskoFormer MinisterPublicCON
Major Gen. Mamman Isofo KontagoraFormer MinisterPublicCON
Mr Kayode Adetokunbo, SanFormer Attorney General Of The Federation, Former Minister Of DefencePublicCON
Chief Akin Olujimi, SanFormer Minister And Attorney-General Of The FederationPublicCON
Chief Bayo Ojo, SanFormer Minister And Attorney-General Of The FederationPublicCON
Hon. Justice OrjiakorFmr Cj Of Io StatePublicCON
Amb. Ignatius C. OlusemekaFormer Permanent Secretary, DiplomatPublicCON
Alhaji Shu’aib KazaureFormer Chairman Federation Civil Service Commission, Former MinisterPublicCON
Mr. Basil L.E OmiyiFirst Nigerian Md Of Shell, Largest Oil CompanyPrivateCON
Amb. Aminu WaliDiplomatPublicCON
Amb. Adamu D. Idris WaziriDiplomatPublicCON
Prof. Emeritus John Festus Ade AjaniAccomplished Scholar, University AdministratorPublicCON
Dr Samuel Danjuma GaniAdministrator, TarabaPublicCON
Chief Osayande Omotayo AkpataAdministrator, Scholar Of Several YearsPublicCON
Mr Arumeni JohnsonAir Transporter, Md Arik AirlinePrivateCON
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Mr Jim OviaBankerPrivateCON
Aig ImoukhuekeBanker (Md Access Bank), AdministratorPrivateCON
Alhaji Abdulkadir Sanusi DantataBusinessmanPrivateCON
Mr Pascal DozieBusinessmanPrivateCON
Alh. (Dr.) Usman Nuhu Mohammed SanusiEmir Of Dutse JigawaTraditionalCON
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Justice Ibrahim MohammedC.J Of Bauchi StatePublicOFR
Hon. Justice M.M IgbetarPresident Customary Court Of Appeal Benue StatePublicOFR
Osita Benjamin ChidokaChief Marshall FrscPublicOFR
Sen. Dr. Chief Jacob Tilley GyadoFmr SenatorPublicOFR
Chief David DafinoneChartered Accountant, Former Senator, AdministratorPrivateOFR
Mr. P. OsayandeFormer Deputy Inspector General Of PolicePublicOFR
Col. Musa Shehu (Rtd)Sec. Gen. Arewa Consultative ForumTraditionalOFR
Dr Emmanuel Nyong NsanFormer MinisterPublicOFR
Dr. Alhaji Ahmadu AbubakarFormer Minister, Permanent SecretaryPublicOFR
Air Cdre Otuekong Idonesit Nkanga (Rtd)Military OfficerPublicOFR
Hon. Justice Sunday Ndudim ImoFormer C.J Abia StatePublicOFR
Hrh Hon Justice Eze OzobuFormer C.J Enugu StatePublicOFR
Hon. Justice Daniel D. AbutuFormer C.J Federal High CourtPublicOFR
Hon. Justice Saka YusufFor C.J Kwara StatePublicOFR
Chief Ernest Olawumi AdeleyeFormer Deputy Commandant NdaPublicOFR
Hon. Grand Kadi Mohammed Adamu IdrisGrand Kadi Gombe StatePublicOFR
Hon. Justiceadamu S.M. KanamGrand Kadi Plateau StatePublicOFR
Suleiman Muhammed DauraFormer Grand Kadi Of Katsina StatePublicOFR
Hon. Justice Abdulkadir Oba Imam FulaniFormer Grand Kadi Of Kwara StatePublicOFR
Hon. Justice M.A. AmbaliFormer Grand Kadi Of Kwara StatePublicOFR
Amb. Magaji MohammedFormer Perm Sec., DiplomatPublicOFR
Brig. Gen Samuel Laye Teidi (Rtd)Rtd Gen. And AdministratorPublicOFR
Dr. Tim ManakayaPhysician, Former MinisterPublicOFR
Chief Oladipo OdulateRtd Head Of Service, Ogun StatePublicOFR
Prof. Grace Alele-WilliamsFormer Vc Uniben, Administrator, ScholarPublicOFR
Prof. Abdulraheem Shu’aib ObaFormer Vice Chancellor University Of Ilorin, Chairman Federal Character ComissionerPublicOFR
Prof. M. A. DaniyanEducationistPublicOFR
Prof. Baba Yusuf AbubakarEducationistPublicOFR
Alh. Mohammed Kudu AbubakarAccomplished Journalist, Emir Of AgaiePublicOFR
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Maj. Gen. J.O ObadaRtd GeneralPublicOON
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Alhaji Musa EtudaiyeRtd Permanent Secretary Kwara StatePublicOON
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Amaka IgweArtistPrivateMFR
Olu JacobsArtistPrivateMFR
Stephenie OkerekeArtistPrivateMFR
Genevieve NnajiArtistPrivateMFR
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Hon. (Barr) Mrs Titi OseniFormer Ag. Chairman, Conf. Of SpeakersPublicMFR
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101 Comments on BN Bytes: Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Amaka Igwe, Aliko Dangote & Jim Ovia receive National Honours – Photos from the Ceremony
  • cathy November 15, 2011 at 10:53 am

    BN pls more pixs dear. lovely ones you got here

  • cathy November 15, 2011 at 10:54 am

    gene baby and steph i love you both and congrats to both babes

    • aah November 15, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      I always mistook the both of them when I was younger always thought steph was gene.

  • St. Ed! November 15, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Congrats to all of them! Its nice to see Aliko dangote in a suit!!!

  • e-bukun November 15, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Am I the only one mildly irritated by this? I’m all for celebrating people but “our” president had been silent on public matters like national security and the next time I see him he’s handing out awards? Talk about twisted priorities :s

    • chy November 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      its insane bad governance iagine the pple being awarded

    • Nk November 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm

      Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Call me what u like!! This is POINTLESS!! as if this is our problem…hissssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

      • Yinda1 November 15, 2011 at 9:12 pm

        I agree with you NK. Nigeria has greater issues and innocent individuals are dying from different kinds of terrorist attacks(boko haram). As a matter of fact, a rent attack in Yobe, if I am correct claimed the life of a Nigerian actress. The president should find solutions to poverty and all these attacks claiming innocent lives in Nigeria. Completely POINTLESS !!!

    • adelegirl November 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      No dear. You are not the only one. I am more than mildly irritated, I am extremely irritated, baffled, annoyed, disgusted and fuming at the President and his sycophancy train. Even the stupid bumbling IGP got an award. What on earth is this country turning to???

    • JoyGirl November 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      Spot on! Also what exactly is the purpose?? I hope this is not a typical naija copy kat idea of HRH Queen E handing out OBE’s and MBEs??

    • Sassy November 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm

      Am so with you ladies on this, really is this what’s next?! And as for the award what’s the measuring criteria, ‘cos most of these people did not contribute anything meaningful to the society. Inclusive of Genny (yeah i said it, now bite me!), the so called nollywood superstars could leverage their fame to improve the lives of the larger society, advocate for sustainable changes; poverty, education, human/women rights etc but then again – it’s all good in their hood, as long as they are happy – self -centered bigots!

    • Noni November 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm

      Spot on e-bukun, I’m not mildly irritated, I am inpotently incensed. Impotent, cause I know my irritation ain’t gonna get me much!

  • oluwaseun November 15, 2011 at 11:13 am

    congratulations to the ones that truly deserve it…but cant stop to wonder wat criteria they use in giving the awards..hmmm

    • anna November 15, 2011 at 3:08 pm

      i ll tell u,d criteria is based on dose who campaigned for him,olu jacobs genevieve stephnie.itz obvious naa.rubbish awards

  • Trut Teller November 15, 2011 at 11:14 am

    @St.Ed! it seems you don’t know much about the man Dangote, he’s a casual dresser and has been found wearing suits on so many occasions. Congrats to them all.

  • Ada November 15, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Congrats to Gene, Steph & Kanayo

  • Alero November 15, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Some deserve it and some dont! Seems they are beginning to bastardize the whole award “thing”. All d same congrats to the Awardees. Hope u understand the implications of receiving a National Award.

  • amebo.com November 15, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Congrates! more pixs pls.

  • faith November 15, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Yeah some deserve it n some….pls can some tell me d implications of receiving dese awards…

  • BukiOni November 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I’m not sure I agree with all of those awarded but congratulations to all the recipients nonetheless. Genevieve and Stephanie look gorgeous as usual. Professor Chinua Achebe is a man of great integrity, I love him all the more now.

  • TRINAN November 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    CONGRATS GENNY AND STEPH,,,LOVE YA ALWAYS

  • chidi November 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I think Genevieve should try and wear dresses in colors that are more suitable for her complexion. I think this dress didnt do her much justice. In contrast, Stephanie looked quite nice

  • chy November 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    nigeria is messed up.someone should give me a reason genevieve should be awarded.for stephanie i can understand because she has participated in so humanitarian services in nigeria and the world genevieve has no record like that.and pls what makes her a role model i want to know acting?dropping out of school and getting pregnant?dress up and go to big occasion?why must we put her in the same rank wit olu jacob?nigeria is a messed up country really.for the first time i feel ashamed of goodluck

    • partyrider November 15, 2011 at 9:09 pm

      if you want to attack the messed up govt do that, but dont run down another person..u sound bitter and full of hate for Genevieve “dropped out..got pregnant..blah blah blah”
      in all these, no one can deny the fact that has done well for her self and her career..forget the award,the recognition she has gotten in and outside africa,she didnt buy them,she worked for it.give her some credit..and so you know,there are hundreds of school drop out that have made a mark and a name for themselves in the world..
      and who is putting her in the same rank as olu jacobs? they were given the same award,what is the problem there..or you were hoping olu jacobs will receive GCON ?
      there are a lot of humanitarians out there that nobody knows..that they dont publicize their work doesn’t make them less of who they are..and i just hope that you do some humanitarian work in your life

    • missy November 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm

      gbam! true tlk right there!

  • Straight4ward November 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Awww I really wish sweet Stephanie better luck this time in her relationship. she deserves to be happy! Congrats girl!

  • Ikenna11 November 15, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I am not impressed. When the likes of Jeremiah Useni and sitting governors are receiving honours , then something is definitely wrong. Congrats to those who truly deserve the recognition but the blood of Ken SAro Wiwa and 8 other innocent men are still calling for justice yet an Ijaw man is awarding honours to Useni and Co.

  • madman November 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    You know Nigeria is a failed state when the goverment celebrates croonies, crooks, and thieves. I can’t believe, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who sold oil blocks worth billions to her jewelry friends for pennies…. Goodluck forgot to award the ABSU boys for their community service awards. NIgeria is a huge disgrace.

  • Tunmi November 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    e-bukun, I am annoyed as well. I understand why Achebe denied it. With the current state of Nigeria’s affairs, now is not the time for award giving, with a criteria that is not established and for achievements that are not even clear. Talk about misplaced priorities, and too many people.

  • BrownSugah November 15, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Ohhh!!! Welldone o! That’s all i can say. Crucial matters still pending.
    http:/nitabrownsugah.wordpress.com

  • Seba November 15, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Mr president you have tried! I guess the people who campaigned for you are the ones who have done the nation proud abi? What a national joke! No contrulations….no one in town respects this list!Bella post my comment oh,I am entitled to it.

  • signature November 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    errr…really??

  • Gbeborun November 15, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Seriously!!! The whole of Nigeria is a Sham!!! its high time we woke up from our slumber and not lose sight of the things that really matter, All those recipients should have politely declined the “awards” until the fortunes of the average Nigerian has been turned around for the better, for how long are we going to continue to suffer, its not fair that since the past 20 something years, things have gone from bad to worse and no signs of it getting better, please and please hear the children crying, Nigeria is a great nation filled with potential, lots of hard-working people, but we’ve all been turned thieves, prostitutes, yahoo(ing), kidnappers, ritualists and the list goes on and on. Take someone like Dangote, what has he done for Nigeria…he made his wealth through monopoly, that’s not an entrepreneur!, please until we we stand up to these looters that are giving and receiving awards our children’s children will suffer from our lackadaisical attitude………………its a shame the government should be ashamed of themselves, a few days ago someone posted a video on Facebook of a girl being beaten and stripped naked because she stole a blackberry phone, and these guys were also assaulting her sexually, doing all sorts of things to her, just because she stole a phone and we are here celebrating bigger thieves………….SHAME on us

    • missy November 15, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      ah u hit the nail on the head! like seriously i haff tire 4 jona matter ooo! That guy is just cluelesss!

  • sarafina November 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Just congratulate dem and move on……………..congrats to all of dem. May ya’ll recieve a greater honour.

  • bunmi ojo November 15, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    pls what’s the criteria for this award cos there are some people that were honoured that do not derserve it. Secondly, doesnt the president feel that issues on national security are more pressing than some award? just saying o!

  • chexbarbie November 15, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Thumbs up to those that declined,it shows that we still have men and women of wisdom in the country. national award will not or has not changed the security system in the country,it has not created job oppurtunity for the youths out there,neither has it brought about development and peace in this our GREAT NATION. To the people who received the awards CONGRATZ,and i hope you all make an impact in turning things around for better for the country. Thats what i think for now.

  • anna November 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    my own is dat in d u.s,national honors are given to just 5 pple evry yr,in naija why is it soo much, 354 pple jeez,den d award isnt relevant at all,itz cheap

  • Bellar November 15, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    so who honours the Poverty, bad education, bad roads, non existent medical services, power outages, lack of fresh water, shall i go on?????????… what utter rubbish mscheeew

  • longsufferer November 15, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    a nation in trouble…i remember when medals where given to deserving nigerians*hissing*… it is like the queen knighting Victoria Beckham…..

  • molarah November 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Its okay, but I’m just wondering when people like Gov Fashola and Fela Durotoye will be eligible for national honours. Another point, this to BN, please can you explain the logic behind placing the HE title in front of Ex-Governor’s names? Or is that now a life-long apellation? This issue was raised in one of the dailies a couple of days ago and I believe the upcoming generation – which I think this site represents and caters to – should make efforts to step away from such sycophantic trends. Thanks.

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      BellaNaija.com November 16, 2011 at 7:22 am

      We agree, that is why u rarely see titles such as Chief etc on BN. The table of recepients is the official list extracted from the document issued to the press by the FG.

  • posh November 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    *wisthling by,tempted to stop,look back n roll my eyes n body plenty!

  • rynyx November 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    misplaced priorities..chinua achebe keeps declining yet they wnt stop bothering the old man….i thot people who shld be warded are those who have stood out in their areas, save the artists, half the names there dnt ring a bell…isnt Dangote’s award meant for the VP???it is well with Nigeria.

  • lily November 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    @ sarafina …why should we move on? people are dying everyday due to national insecurity dat should and must be urgently addressed and u say move on? it is minded people like you that make our leaders think that priority has nothing to do with good governance.
    I support the great Prof Chinua Achebe….dat is a great mind….
    We only can pray for divine intervention….

  • Baby Dee November 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Wait, i’m sorry but what have all this people done for Nigeria again? SMH!!! all those who voted for GoodLuck, i think no one needs to tell you NOT to reelect him for a 2nd term.

  • madman November 15, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Oooy, Nigerians love award shows……wish I got the contract to organize.

  • madman November 15, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Oooy, Nigerians love award shows……wish I got the contract to organize. I want to be on the line item.

  • dory November 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    i really dont see the reasons genevieve and stephanie were awarded,olu jacobs i understand,but wat happened to the oga bello,jide kosoko,tunde kelani,pete edochie,even joke jacobs and soo many,honestly jonathan does not have work,with so many issues in nigeria begging for his attention,instead he chooses to chase shadows.may God help us o

  • Oluchi November 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Jonathan keeps mixing up his priorities. Dishing out awards shouldn’t be high up on his agenda.

  • busola November 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    president Jonathan has failed again…..tz only God that can save us

  • Nneka November 15, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Prof Achebe rocks! Now that’s a man of honor! All these premature awards are silencers of truth and intergrity. After you dine with the devil, can you accuse him of corruption and injustice? Nope.

  • TikkaMasala November 15, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    D’Banj is missing from this list. Lol.

    • Ikenna11 November 15, 2011 at 8:50 pm

      Seriously, i was wondering why dem no add D’Banj, Don Jazzy, P Square, etc. In my opinion they have achieved more than these state governors and politicians. At least these musicians came from nothing..

  • Aibee November 15, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Pray tell, what has Genevieve, Kanayo O Kanayo. Osita Iheme done to deserve a National Honour? Never knew Jonathan was a fan of AfricaMagic/Nollywood. Pschew. Oshisco. I hail Prof Achebe & Hon. Gbajabiamila who had the guts to decline. Ringim getting a National Honour after BokoHaram finished bombing his office is an act of a clueless and shoeless president.

  • Best November 15, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    God bless u e-bukun. wht a shame 2 a nation where d govt is so relaxed abt d happenings around its citizens. may God deliver us

  • Sett November 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Nonsense and isi ewu. I don’t get this pointless popularity parties/awards

  • Best November 15, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    nw i see d reason y Chinua Achebe rejected d award, indeed his a man on honor. a man dat ll nt sell his concious 4 money, i respect him 4 dat. d poor re getting poorer being used as d stepping block n d rich …………………….

  • OJA November 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Chief Clement David Ebri IS FORMER GOVERNOR OF CROSS RIVER STATE PLSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • Observer November 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Rubbish and Nonsense awards… No Fashola on the list! This is all politics… Please where can we voice out our disgust at this ridicule so that our so called leaders will hear. What happened to the peaceful marches? Have Nigerian youths given up?

  • Abi November 15, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Jonathan Goodluck appears to not only have misplaced priorities,he really does not appear to have a vision. How does this benefit Nigeria in anyway? Aliko Dangote, Diezani Alison-Madueke?!- shame on you Mr President!

  • Truth November 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    GEJ will be the final blow for Nigeria. The guy brings a wholle new meaning to incompetence and misplaced priorities. No self respecting person would collect any award from him. Pls post my comment o…

  • Desire November 15, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    I remember Genny wearing that same dress few months back. Isn’t that fashion faux pas? She looks good still.

    • lala November 16, 2011 at 2:05 am

      Na wa oh. So you wear dresses only once bah. 365 dresses per day? This is Nigeria. People are hungry. Faux pas ko Faux pa ni…

  • iTawa November 15, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    ….Mr. President, your point is? Rubbish! What kinda BS is dis????

  • iTawa November 15, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Instead of focusing on how to close the WIDENING GAP between the rich and poor, u re giving out DUMB-awards…#supapissed!

  • Tracy November 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    On what basis are Geny and Steph taking the MFR.? Most confused government! The award is obviously meaningless then….

  • Charlestz November 15, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    its vry good to recognise SOME of these people…bt this is NOT the right time.
    Nigeria is a mess and they re there giving and recieving awards!
    God have mercy!

  • omoibo November 15, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    An interesting selection of recipients, some duly deserve the award while the majority I do not understand or see any tangible reason why they were given their award. Oh well, in the land of the blind a one eyed man is the king….SMH

  • lillian November 16, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Stephanie Okereke looks fantabulous! Now that’s how you dress for a presidential event. Congrats girl. And to all of them.

  • clifford orji November 16, 2011 at 1:37 am

    pls did anyone spot my name(clifford orji)..i’m a member of federal republic too(mfr).9ja i hailed thee!

  • Chi chi November 16, 2011 at 1:37 am

    I love Stephanie’s dress she looks classy elegant and chic. . She and her bobo are rocking! Congrats to you all.

  • clifford orji November 16, 2011 at 1:39 am

    my spelling error also deserves an award too.hissss

  • Rita November 16, 2011 at 1:39 am

    I love steph. make them give me award now!

  • Didi November 16, 2011 at 2:01 am

    This has become a big joke to me…

  • Mona November 16, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Stephanie Look Classy and chic!

  • Lisa November 16, 2011 at 2:16 am

    Now that’s how yo dress for a presidential even@ stephanie. She looks angelic.

  • @_Iyore November 16, 2011 at 3:55 am

    “In 45 yrs, Nigeria has given out over 400 national awards. The US whom we copied from has given out 105 in over 200yrs”— Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila

  • wiklo November 16, 2011 at 5:28 am

    na wa for naija o!!!!!…i smell a revolution soon!!!

  • Mereal November 16, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Arrrrgg!!!!!! Now this is so disgusting, annoying, irritating and unacceptable. kinda feeling sick rite now for naija. How can? As in, i’ve got so many questions to ask but cant ask dem all. Wats d criteria for winning dis award? But hey, dis isn’t called for. We’ve got better and crucial issues in naija which shld be Mr President’s priorities for now. I’M TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED IN U JONATHAN. A corp member was killed last week by Boko Aram and u ar der celebrating. Gosh!!! This is unbelievable

  • Nk November 16, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Lol@ knighting Victoria Beckam!!! Can’t stop loling at that comment.
    Back to the matter @ hand…… Seriously speaking now! What on earth made Jonathan got involve in all this “NATIONAL POINTLESS AWARD”??? was he drunk?
    This is the last straw for him bcs is even a shameful thing for a whole President of country!!!!!! That is jagajaga ( Idris need an award for that song) .
    And for those that are saying Genevive dress is nice or not! IS THAT OUR PROBLEM??? pls oo there’s time for everything. And to that person that says “we should all move”.all I have to tell u is pls go to BN Photo stories- Women of the Underground Economy and google Boko haram atrocities!! Then pls come back and comment. Thanks

    Pls BN post my comment oo!

  • Luqman November 16, 2011 at 8:53 am

    This our GEJ makes me believe that Obasanjo really tried in his dispensation to stabilize Nigeria Economy despite the fact that i dont like the man for nothing, there are so many atrocities being perpetrated in our darling nation and we kept loosing some of our beloveth people thru bombing by Boko Haram, accidents, unstable health care, removal of fuel subsidy and masses are dying thru the CO2 emmitted from noisy generator due to the reason that we can’t generate 24hrs uninterrupted power supply, if anybody hv ever been to Shiroro or Kanji dam would know that Nigeria Gov. does not mean well for us, out of 12 turbines to generate Electricity in kainji, it is only 2 working properly and they dont even care to fix it, they dont give a fuck to give out basic amenities that masses can enjoy but i still hv a believe that “one day one day e go better, we no go need to ja commot for Naija (Eldee)”. We are suffering, yet we are still celebrating and may Almighty God continue to give strenght to some noble people like Achebe, Soyinka and all those people that meant well for my darling nation

  • mma67 November 16, 2011 at 9:38 am

    congrates to the artists they have all collectively put Nollywood movies and the Industry as a whole as the second best after Bollywood. That said let us go down to business. What is the criteria for National Honours? I understand the business men and all there contributions in terms of investing in Nigeria and creating employement but i ask what are does All does Emirs and politicians so to deserve National honours, I it not after you have served your people /your country then an assesment is made to determine if you did a good job then an honour is bestowed upon you. They have made rubbish of the National honours no wonder people like wole soyinka and achebe refused them

  • K.O November 16, 2011 at 10:07 am

    National Shame!!!

  • Juliet November 16, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    The fact that there are crisis doen’t mean that people should not be given an award. Award or no award,there will still be problems. Lets celebrity people who in their own little ways have contributed to the development of this country. Need I remind you that NOLLYWOOD is the greatest ambassador and national export after oil,that we have. Celebrate what you have!

  • mekhi phifa November 16, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    YOU ALL VOTED 4DS half-Baked, Incompetent fisher Man called JONATHAN, where were u all wen Gen. Buhari cried on national tv ova ds CLUELESS Administration. SHAME on NIGERIAN YOUTHS, SHAAAAAMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEE 2WE ALLLLLLL. ☹

  • JOYCEE November 16, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Congrats to all the nollywood artists, especially to the ever young looking Genevieve. The more they try to run her down the more the good Lord elevates her. He who God has blessed no one can curse, indeed. Be grateful for the haters at the end of the day my dear Genny. For every undeserved curse they lay on you they loose their very own blessings to you.
    Stephnie well done my dear. You lovely in that dress and very happy. I wish you good luck in your realationship.
    UP IMO STATE!

  • ejogene November 16, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I can’t believe Gov. Fasola did not make that list. We continue to celebrate Mediocre in this country.

  • fairangel November 16, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Award! award! award! dey fall for ground like water just like that.I expected someone like Gov. Fashola to be on the list. Hmmmmmmm. God dey!

  • e-bukun November 16, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Jonah! Jonah! Go and do your work in you “Nineveh” (metaphor for Nigeria) and put aside all irrelevancies lest you settle in the belly of a fish.

  • JO November 17, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Saw Genevieve in Brooklyn on Sat Nov 12th, Very tiny, nice girl

  • doat suls November 17, 2011 at 7:56 am

    gud to be honoured….congrats to u all all d same…..but pls wat hv u guys really done to d development of dis our Nigeria????????this is annoying….Ebele pls do smtin more important….no fuel,eclectricity,bad education system,unemployment,no administration………….

  • God’s son November 17, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    This dude Mr. President! has sure lost focus

  • a man with sense November 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    u people who talk about jonathan losing focus are blindly dimwitted you are suppose to be happy for the people getting these awards and also u are all hypocrites,……….. someone said something that the people who rejected the award are good people. if they shud decide to give u these award u wud praise GOD……. AND THEN U ARE SAYING SOMETHING ABOUT WE HAVE MORE PRESSING MATTERS ON OUR HANDS…… just shut up and be happy for the ppl. not like if ure mother or father ogt this award u wunt be happy for her. NIGERIANS are truly simple minded

  • a man with sense November 18, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    if all dis people that got this award where not alive where wud NIGERIA be u also have to think about that sometimes.

  • ruffends November 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    @ man with sense… i beg to differ. if all these people really contributed to the growth and development of this country, Nigeria would have been better .

  • Strawberry November 18, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Absolute rubbish

  • na me November 19, 2011 at 1:15 am

    mr president ,Its a SHAME,is dis wat you shd be doing?….Go find a solution to the economy and security suituation of the country

  • olabisi Oyesiji Babasanya November 20, 2011 at 4:37 am

    This is absolute nonsense! “Drop out of school, get pregnant” has she ever contribute anything to better d life of people like steph, Dangote? Pliz think.

  • jackie November 20, 2011 at 9:34 am

    WORTHY WORTHY NIGERIAN AMBASSADORS. VIVA NIGERIA AND HER WORTHY OFFICERS

  • Career Mentor July 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    This is a travesty of National Award!!! Awards are NOT given to people just because they held an office. They are supposed to be given to people who made contributions to the nation in their capacity as change agents. Imagine the insult in Awarding the great Chinua Achebe a CFR! He has done more for Nigeria than all the 4-star generals, traditional rulers and religious heads in this list. To give 90% of awards in a year to serving or former public officials shows how visionary backward Nigerian rulers are. I could also see that federal character in reflected in the award. Isn’t it time someone told the powers that be that awards do not have to reflect federal character?

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